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The police used water cannons to disperse protesting students opposite the University Grants Commission a short while ago.
 Heavy traffic is reported around the roads leading upto Lipton circus.

Seven students have been taken into custody by the Cinnamon gardens Police, and students are currently gathered outside the Police station in order to hold discussion with the Police.

Meanwhile Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that five students were arrested by the Police.

“The Police are currently recording statements from them. The decision to produce them in courts would be taken after considering the facts in their statements” he said.(ISA)

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  • waps Friday, 07 September 2012 07:05 AM

    Students are wasting their time? :D
    what kind of time are you talking about? this has been already ruined their lives. Not only students, everyone should be stand against this. This is bullshit and, black mark for our country's education system.

    Josh Friday, 07 September 2012 05:15 PM

    ''Tharunyata heta'', only for the Rajapakse sons? All citizens should have been on the street demanding that 6% is invested in OUR future, in OUR children, and OUR nation, and demand that it not be siphoned off to fill the coffers of the MR family and their supporters.

    ling Thursday, 06 September 2012 06:01 PM

    I m sure those who involve n those who not involve knows the solution to this problem. Jaya Wewa.

    Mrs Modawansa Thursday, 06 September 2012 05:51 PM

    Cant blame them Aney. Foreign hands behind this. Must be the USA who else?

    H.Putha Friday, 07 September 2012 06:31 PM

    janadhipathi thuma kiwwa peaceful protest karata kamak naa kiyala.

    h.m.bandara Thursday, 06 September 2012 06:38 PM

    Education has become a valueless thing as it cost nothing to the recipiants(students/parents) resulting in student hooliganism. So charge money and the recipiants of education will not skip a single lesson(as they are paying for the lessons

    Sidevi Friday, 07 September 2012 07:54 PM

    yes Family & Co right, students need no funding, closing Universities the the Bodiraja idea

    Dhammika perera Thursday, 06 September 2012 10:50 PM

    This is our childern. My dear police officers do you have children.
    Thanks to your maha raja's damn rule we will see another 1971 soon.
    This time just water cannons. police ready to kill more children.

    mad Friday, 07 September 2012 12:04 AM

    You fools comments here have no common sense.

    weha Friday, 07 September 2012 01:24 AM

    Ow Ow. only these people cause inconvenience. All those VIP convoys is ok for you guys.

    fj Friday, 07 September 2012 10:12 AM

    So you want people to be troubled by vips AND protests too? are you trying to say "more the merrier?" Use ur head!

    Jawfer Thursday, 06 September 2012 10:40 AM

    Students are guide by some bankruptcy politicians and due to this students are wasting their time.

    D.P.liyanage Thursday, 06 September 2012 11:15 AM

    UGC should provide a solution for this University problem.
    What to do Government never wanted a solution for the present crisis..

    Lobo Thursday, 06 September 2012 01:13 PM

    Put a stop to this hooliganism once and for all. They are inconveniencing too many people too often.


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